Following the diktat of the NDA Government declaring the demonetizing of higher denomination notes, black money hoarders are struggling in hiding their stockpiled ‘unaccounted wealth’.
Opposition members of both Congress and NCP are asking for a sacking of Maharashtra Cooperative Minister Subhash Deshmukh after police found Rs 91 Lakh worth of cash in vehicle belonging to the minister.
Opposition has also sought an enquiry by Income Tax department into bank transactions of state BJP leaders to “unearth black money”.
Osmanabad (Maha): Rs 91.5 lakh in cash seized from a vehicle that allegedly belongs to Subhash Deshmukh; Opposition demands his resignation. pic.twitter.com/JnZlbcSHt3
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“Recovery of cash proves that BJP leaders are in the possession of black money. Since the government has launched a campaign against black money and corruption, properties of the BJP leaders should be searched to unearth black money”, said an opposition member of Maharashtra.
Some minister were also asking for a sacking of the minister. According to reports, cash worth over Rs. 91 lakh belonging to Lokmangal Group of the minister was seized by the squad of Osmanabad municipality. The cash reportedly comprised of the now-invalid tender of Rs. 1000.
The minister was unavailable to make comments on this startling revelation. Meanwhile, state unit of Congress Sachin Sawant has demanded a probe by I-T department into the bank accounts of prominent BJP leaders in the state and the transactions made into them in the last six months.
“There is a possibility that BJP leaders and minister in Maharashtra and Mumbai might also be aware of the decision in advance. So there is a need to probe their accounts,” Sawant said in a statement.
There is another case in which the brother of a BJP lawmaker was caught with cash in the tune of Rs. 6 crores in western Maharashtra.